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    Re: Is Bugatti's Continued Existance in Doubt ??

    bluelines:
     

    PS. The Internet is spelled with a capital "I" since it is a proper noun Smiley

    You'd be surprised to learn that even here, there is no common agreement. Some write it with capital I, others don't. A common spelling hasn't been established yet, so we are both right...or wrong. Smiley


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    Re: Is Bugatti's Continued Existance in Doubt ??

    Also, capitalization will vary with usage. For example, capitalized here,

    • The Internet is a global system of interconnected networks.

    but not here,

    • Many internet servers are vulnerable to hacking.

     


    Re: Is Bugatti's Continued Existance in Doubt ??

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    fritz:
     

    But unfortunately getting a little mixed up between German grammar, which calls for capitalisation of proper nouns, and English grammar, which does not.   SmileySmiley

    Well, I would not want to speak regarding English English grammar, but American English grammar does call for the capitalization of proper nouns.

    You are right of course. I did not correctly focus on the term "proper noun" as opposed to just "noun".

    My point should really have been that "internet" is no longer treated as proper noun in English, as it has achieved  a sort of "generic" status where it is not generally capitalised in daily use. Like the word "hoover" has been adopted in colloquial English English for vacuum cleaners, regardless of brand.

    And before you come back to correct that statement, I am not saying that "internet" is a "generic noun" in the narrower grammatical sense of that term.   Smiley


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    Re: Is Bugatti's Continued Existance in Doubt ??

    Back to topic, guys... (yes, I know how this sounds from someone like me ).


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    Re: Is Bugatti's Continued Existance in Doubt ??

    The New York Times, a few years ago, went with 'web' over 'Web', but stuck to Internet. However, as I pointed out above, 'internet' is often used as an adjective, without capitalization. However, I agree, many writers use 'internet', even when using it as a proper noun.


    Re: Is Bugatti's Continued Existance in Doubt ??

    The Internet is many things to many people. But it’s also mainly one thing: a forum for nerds to argue indecision

    "The Internet is a thing. It is a physical object, distributed around the world... The Internet is a single proper noun. You can have an intranet that isn’t part of the Internet… like Internet2 and that isn’t the Internet. A repressive regime can cut off the Internet by blocking a few physical points of entry, as happened in Egypt during the Arab Spring. If in that period, some smart Egyptian network engineer started up a new internal-to-Egypt computer network, that still wouldn’t be the Internet. Which is why I think it deserves the capital I." - Joshua Benton, Harvard


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    Re: Is Bugatti's Continued Existance in Doubt ??

    bluelines:

    The Internet is many things to many people. But it’s also mainly one thing: a forum for nerds to argue indecision

    "The Internet is a thing. It is a physical object, distributed around the world... The Internet is a single proper noun. You can have an intranet that isn’t part of the Internet… like Internet2 and that isn’t the Internet. A repressive regime can cut off the Internet by blocking a few physical points of entry, as happened in Egypt during the Arab Spring. If in that period, some smart Egyptian network engineer started up a new internal-to-Egypt computer network, that still wouldn’t be the Internet. Which is why I think it deserves the capital I." - Joshua Benton, Harvard

    I consider myself a geek, not a nerd. Smiley Now lets start to discuss the meaning of Nerd and Geek, not that my "back to topic" would really be taken seriously. Smiley Smiley


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